LI man shares his own mental health struggles to help others

Matt Brower started a group called Panic, Anxiety, Agoraphobia and Mental Health.

News 12 Staff

May 29, 2021, 2:57 AM

Updated 1,057 days ago

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A Long Island man is embracing his own struggles to help others.
Matt Brower started a group called Panic, Anxiety, Agoraphobia and Mental Health.
"I suffer from anxiety myself and I have agoraphobia," said Brower"I was homebound roughly about five years. I would get a quarter or two, maybe a half mile, from my home and would be about it." 
Brower says it can feel like you're having a heart attack. He says he started pushing himself out more in 2017.
He started sharing his story on his Facebook group and then it blew up, reaching people all around the world.
"In order to get yourself through it, you have to put yourself through it," said Brower. "That's what leads me to helping others. I get joy from helping others."


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